The U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Orissa International offers the EB-5 program to foreign investors that want to obtain US permanent residency, and US citizenship, for their families. Administered by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the program is one of the fastest ways to get US permanent residency, and it has no requirements for the foreign national to be sponsored by a company or relative. The investment amount is also significantly lower compared to immigrant investor programs of other developed countries.

We have a 15-year track record in consulting EB-5 investors, and have a 100% approval rate. We work with a leading Regional Center which has facilitated more than 7,200 green card approvals, raised more than US$2.9 billion in EB-5 capital and repaid US$1.3 billion to investors. Its performance has been certified by an independent audit conducted in conformance with standards established by the American Institute of Public Certified Accountants.

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Current Project

Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors, a publicly traded company (NYSE:FTAI), is a global corporation that owns and acquires high quality infrastructure and equipment. FTAI is expanding the storage and pipeline connectivity capacity at Jefferson Terminal, its crude oil and refined products logistics facility at the Port of Beaumont, Texas.

Jefferson Terminal is strategically located in the heart of the Gulf Coast, the largest market in the United States for crude oil and petroleum products, containing over 50% of the country’s refining capacity. Connected by rail, marine, highway and pipelines, Jefferson Terminal is an essential component of the supply chain for some of North America’s largest producers and refineries. The expansion/growth plan will further strengthen Jefferson Terminal’s position with its key customers and put them in a strong position to capture the growth across crude and petroleum exports and storage.

High Quality Borrower
Specializing in investing and acquiring high quality infrastructure projects, FTAI is a fully owned subsidiary of the Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”), which has acquired over $17 billion in transportation-related assets since 2002. The existing mix of assets owned by Fortress provides significant cash flows as well as organic growth potential through identified projects. FTAI currently invests in aviation, energy, intermodal transport and rail sectors and targets assets that generate strong and stable cash flows with the potential for earnings growth and asset appreciation. As of September 30, 2019, FTAI had total consolidated assets of $3.1 billion and total equity capital of $1.1 billion.

Attractive Capital Stack & Strong Collateral

  • 57% of the capital stack will be financed by equity.
  • The EB-5 investors will be a first lien position along with other senior debt.

Strong Government Support

  • Jefferson Terminal is a public-private partnership between the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas and Jefferson Energy Companies.
  • Port of Beaumont issued tax-exempt bonds to recapitalize the project development.

Stable Cash Flow & Strong Economic Outlook

  • Jefferson Terminal’s customers include ExxonMobil and Motiva, two of the world’s largest refineries, which provide stable income to support company growth.
  • Strong growth of crude and petroleum exports have attracted more than $20 billion of capital investments in the region to increase refinery capacity.

Key Project Information

PROJECT BUDGET:  $1.29 billion     |     EQUITY: $737 million (57.13%)     |     EB-5 LOAN AMOUNT:  Tranche I: $35.1 million
Tranche II: $35.1 million     |     EB-5 LOAN LESS THAN 10% OF TOTAL CAPITAL STACK     |     COLLATERAL: SHARED FIRST LIEN ON PROJECT ASSETS     |     EB-5 LOAN TERM: 5 YEARS WITH TWO ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OPTIONS     |     MINIMUM INVESTMENT AMOUNT: $900,000     |     EXPECTED COMPLETION: Q4 2020

Why Orissa International?

About Orissa International

We are the Authorized Trade Representative in South East Asia for the US States of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and Delaware. We have a 20-year working relationship with US embassies in South East Asia.

Our Experience

We have experience in helping South East Asian Investors address fund transfers and documenting source of funds, especially in countries where there are central bank restrictions for fund transfers.

Our Regional Center

We represent one of the most experienced Regional Centers with an unmatched track record in the US EB-5 Program. It has been an industry leader for immigration-linked investments for 30 years.

Our Presence

We have a network of offices across South East Asia staffed with experienced in-market trade and investment specialists to assist you.

Track Record

The Regional Center we represent has an unbeatable track record

Raised more than US$2.9 billion in EB-5 capital for over 60 projects

Over US$ 1.3 billion principal repaid to investors

More than 7,200 permanent green card approvals

Received successful I-829 approvals for more than 2,300 investor families

Received I-526 approvals for more than 4,600 investors and their families

More than 14,000 conditional green card approvals (includes family members)

The EB-5 Application Process

Key Requirements:

  • Invest US$900,000 in a project within an approved Regional Center in a Targeted Employment Area
  • Prove that the source of your funds is legal
  • Maintain the investment for a period of 5-6 years
  • Each unit of investment must create at least ten new, direct or indirect jobs for US workers

 

Application Process:

Step 1: Determine Your Suitability

  • Contact us for for more information on the program, including eligibility criteria, source of funds, available projects for investment
  • Fill in the Accredited Investor Questionnaire to get notice about your suitability

Step 2: Review Offering Documents

  • Hire Immigration Attorney to perform due diligence on the project
  • Sign Subscription Agreement, remit subscription funds to escrow account
  • Receive remittance confirmation letter from Escrow Bank

Step 3: Submit I-526 Petition

  • Work closely with Immigration Attorney to prepare Source of Funds documents
  • Immigration Attorney to submit I-526 to the USCIS
  • Receive notice from the USCIS about the adjudication decision
  • Upon approval, proceed to next stage. In the case of a denial, principal and the administration fee will be refunded to the investor

Step 4: Consulate Processing

  • Complete medical and security check and a Consular Interview (if you are based outside the US)
  • Investor gets conditional green card, valid for 2 years

Step 5: Submit I-829 Petition

  • 3 months before the conditional green card expires, the immigration attorney submits the I-829 Petition to remove the condition
  • Once I-829 petition is approved, investor receives a permanent green card
  • Principal repaid to the investor after loan matures